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    Stonewall Jackson Hospital’s Jim Paugh Dedicated to Helping Patient Experience

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    Jim Paugh has been named Mon Health Stonewall Jackson Hospital’s Employee of Month for November 2018. Jim was nominated for the award by his co-workers. “Jim willingly accepts all additional tasks and consistently goes above and beyond to always exceed customer and patient expectations,” one co-worker said. “He is dedicated to providing a safe environment … Continued

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    Mon Health Medical Center Nurse Kelley Moody Takes Pride in Caring for Patients

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    Each morning as nurse Kelley Moody gets ready for her job at Mon Health Medical Center, she reflects on a small round object – her grandmother’s nursing school pin. “This pin is at least 50 years old,” Kelley said. “It was my grandmothers who went to nursing school at St. Luke’s School of Nursing over … Continued

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    Former Flight Surgeon Caring for Mon Health Medical Center Patients

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    Mark Coomes, MD, wanted to start his physician career off the right way – serving his country in the United States Air Force. Dr. Coomes graduated Magna Cum Laude with his bachelor’s degree from the University of Notre Dame in 2003. He pursued his medical degree, graduating from Brown Medical School in 2009. With a … Continued

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    Barbara Tabacsko’s Attention to Detail Benefits Patients

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    Barbara Tabacsko’s work for Mon Health Medical Center’s environmental services department shows how caring she is to Mon Health Medical Center patients. As a housekeeping assistant, Barbara’s main priorities are cleaning patient rooms, floors and public areas. But it’s her attentiveness beyond her duties that made her Mon Health’s October Champion Award winner. The award … Continued

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    ‘The hardest part about having breast cancer was telling my 3-year-old daughter’

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    Telling family and friends you have breast cancer can be tough, but telling your 3-year-old daughter can be even harder. At least that was the case for Amy Pouillon. Amy and her husband Jonathan met with Dr. Willaim Burns, MD, at the Mon Health Surgical Care Suncrest location when he told the couple of the … Continued

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    Nurse Briana Bishop Treats Patients like Family

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    Ever since she became a nurse, Briana Bishop has had one goal – treat patients as if they’re family “It’s my personal goal to treat everybody like I, or my family, would want to be cared for in a healthcare setting,” Briana said. “I try to treat everybody that way because they are someone’s mother, … Continued

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    Mon Health nursing assistant goes above and beyond to help ER patient

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    Dottie Bryant doesn’t typically work in Mon Health Medical Center’s emergency room but was recently called to help during the night shift due to high-patient volume. Without hesitation, she headed to the ER. Dottie was assigned to care for a patient who had come to the ER because of a fall. The patient’s medical issues … Continued

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    Patient-Focused Care is a Priority for Nurse Tabitha Shay

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    A patient was weak and unable to walk or even lift himself out of bed, but Mon Health Medical Center nurse Tabitha Shay never gave up on him. She worked with the patient for weeks and encouraged him daily. Eventually, he recovered and walked out of the ICU on his own. “This patient was very … Continued

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    Pediatrician Addresses 4 Vaccine Concerns

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    Vaccines provide the best protection against dangerous diseases – not only for yourself but for those around you. It’s estimated that the flu vaccine alone prevented 5 million cases of flu and 71,000 hospitalizations in the 2015 to 2016 season. Dr. Vincent Kolanko, a family medicine physician with Mon Health Wedgewood Primary Care, recommends that … Continued

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    Knee Injury Leads Gina Thokar to Physical Therapy Career

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    Gina Thokar injured her knee during a soccer game her senior year in high school, ending her competitive playing years. But that unfortunate injury sparked Gina’s curiosity with physical therapy. Having to rehab her knee, Gina found the topic interesting and decided to pursue a career in physical therapy after high school. “It got me … Continued